How to Expand the Power of Flash Storage with FC-NVMe

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Mark Jones, Craig Carlson, Rupin Mohan, David J. Rodgers, Marcus Thordal, and Dennis Martin

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Flash is really fast, and performance-hungry applications must be able to access it wherever it is located. Luckily, NVMe can take advantage of flash throughout a computer system. However, accessing flash over a network can introduce problems which designers must solve. Accesses can take much longer than local flash, latency can rise significantly, networking issues can raise their ugly heads, and performance can vary greatly depending on network load and competition for resources. Ways to solve such problems include sequence-level error recovery, prioritization for virtualized environments, and improved forward error correction. And – surprise! – all these are already part of the Fibre Channel standard or the emerging FC-NVMe transport protocol. Moderator: Mark Jones, Director Technical Marketing and Performance, Broadcom Panelists: Craig Carlson, Senior Technologist, Marvell Semiconductor, Rupin Mohan, Director, R&D, Head of Development, Chief Technologist (SAN), HPE, David J. Rodgers, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Teledyne LeCroy PSG, Marcus Thordal, Principal Solution Architect, Broadcom and Dennis Martin, Senior Analyst, Principled Technologies. After you watch the webcast, check out the Q&A blog at

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